|coffeehouse_tch_130_Doug_Gansler - Mark Cohen|
DOUG GANSLERâS SOPHOMORE SEASON AS MARYLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL. Since becoming Maryland Attorney General in January 2007, Doug Gansler has been called upon to address same-sex marriage (for it), the rights of day laborers (the First Amendment applies), gang activity (tougher laws needed), alco-pops (itâs not beer), air pollutants (inking a record settlement curbing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and soot) and the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay (banning phosphates in dishwater detergent)...
Keywords: prosecution; environment; gangs; Obama
|The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen|
Protesters were recently arrested for peacefully sitting in at the gate of Mirant Corporation's coal-fired electric generating plant in Dickerson, MD. The protesters maintain that Mirant is by far the biggest polluter in Montgomery County, MD.
Keywords: protest; coal; environment
|The Coffee House - May 2007 - Mark Cohen|
The Federal Communications Commission is in the throes of its biennial review of ownership patterns of media. Broadcasters are again pressing for further relaxation of rules restricting the number of TV and radio stations an entity can own in a single market, and rules regarding cross-ownership of a TV channel and newspaper in the same market. Mark Lloyd, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and an affiliated professor at the Georgetown Institute of Public Policy, is the co-author...
Keywords: broadcasting; media; FCC; prosecutor; environment; climate
|The Coffee House - May 2006 - Mark Cohen|
With hotly contested races for governor, US Senate and other offices this year in Maryland, we check in with the prior governor, Parris Glendening, for an extended discussion about who the strongest candidates are and who would make the best office holders. Glendening sizes up Doug Duncan, Martin OMalley, Ben Cardin, Kweisi Mfume, Michael Steele and others. Since leaving office, Glendening has been serving as president of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute...
Keywords: Maryland; politics; environment; gay marriage; immigration; mmusic; poetry; film; documentary